challenges and difficulties
Bonaparte both yearns for, and fears, being emotionally vulnerable to others and experiencing deep emotional intimacy. Trusting others and letting them get to know him intimately does not come easily to Napoléon, and sexual inhibitions may result from this. Napoléon III is very self-protective and may be compulsively secretive. Learning to relinquish control in personal relationships, and to be completely open, is an important task for Bonaparte.
He is very conscientious, responsible, and concerned with his duty, his public image and reputation, and becoming a person of stature in the world. Napoléon III understands the need for hard work and careful planning in order to accomplish anything substantial and he is capable of much self-discipline and patience once he sets his sights on a goal.
But Napoléon III is very judgmental and hard on himself if he fails to attain success, and he can become dry, bitter, or cynical if the world does not recognize his efforts.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Napoléon III instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Napoléon III needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
He is capable of withstanding outside influences and remaining constant and steady on his path, but when under stress Napoléon III becomes downright obstinate and implacable, resisting any change no matter how necessary or desirable the change may be. Tenaciously trying to preserve the status quo and hold on to what he has, he is apt to ignore the subtle signals he receives about needing to do something differently, which often leads to a crisis.
Napoléon III needs to learn the limits of his ability to control life, and to accept and even embrace change and loss of the familiar, in order to allow for new life and growth. "Letting go" is a major life lesson for him. Bonaparte also needs to develop a balanced attitude toward his appetites and desires, as Napoléon III tends to overindulge and/or deny himself excessively.
It is in his public life and career that Napoléon III is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The latter will impact Bonaparte's reputation and standing in his community or professional circle, as well as how Napoléon III achieves his important life goals and aspirations.
The following are specific activities that will support Napoléon III in his growth. These may or may not feel natural to Bonaparte, and he may initially resist or feel awkward about them, but they are crucial to his path to wholeness.
Napoléon III should foster self-discipline and learn to handle responsibility. He may shoulder an inordinate amount of responsibility as well as burdens that sometimes limit Bonaparte's activities and opportunities in life. However, this is a maturing and ultimately empowering process. He is also likely to be offered positions of tremendous responsibility, whether Napoléon really wants such jobs or not, usually because he has invested real effort and made some sort of substantial contribution.
There may be considerable obstacles in his path - more adversity than others seem to face - and Bonaparte's task is to learn to cope with pressure and persevere.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Scorpio
Saturn in 10th house
N. Node in Scorpio
N. Node in 10th house
N. Node Conjunct Saturn